A word used to describe many things the word pleasure can evoke thoughts of pleasant content. A versatile word pleasure is a noun and a verb used in the context describing feelings of satisfaction and delight. Dictionary definitions of the word pleasure as a noun include the state or feeling of being pleased, worldly or frivolous enjoyment as in the pursuit of pleasure. As a verb the word pleasure is equally descriptive say as an agreeable or enjoyable sensation or emotion as in the enjoying the pleasure of someone's company.
Boating enthusiasts may use the word pleasure in the context on a pleasure craft, pleasure boat, or for some the term pleasure cruise may be used to describe an upcoming vacation. Horse enthusiasts may use the word pleasure in the context of a pleasure horse, one that is owned from pleasure rides in contrast to competitive events. There is difference between a western or dressage saddle and a western pleasure saddle. How many of us have been unable to separate the rigors of a business trip to the calm and relaxation of a pleasure trip.
Experiencing pleasure can be as simple as seeing the smile on a child face or watching a film that evokes fond memories of one's youth. Good food can make for a pleasurable dining experience. A trip to a day spa or health retreat can be the catalyst for a pleasurable weekend trip away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Many famous quotes refer to the origins of pleasure. For example Edgar Allan Poe in referring to pleasure famously said "That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful". The famous philosopher, artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci may have put it best when he said "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding".